Show Writing

Enchanted Tiki Room Script

                      Preshow Before the Enchanted Tiki Room show begins, guests wait in the Tiki garden where statues of tiki gods describe themselves. Maui: My name is Maui, but teenagers call me Maui Wowie. My kids run late and that’s a crock, so I invented the first clock. Koro: A low ha! Wahanana wikiwiki banana. I am Koro, disco dancer! Today I no feel much like dancing. Big hangover! But last night, all tiki friends have big time back at my pad. Big party! When drums beat out the funky...
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Show Writing

Stages in Attraction Show Writing

The stages in the process of writing an attraction tend to vary from project to project depending on the specific requirements, but you are correct in assuming there is a general pattern to the process. However, the “Guest Experience” is not necessarily the first of the stages leading up to the script draft. There are, in fact, several documents that are generally produced before we reach that point, although those preliminary stages may not necessarily be submitted to the client. The usual pattern is similar to the process you’d take if you were composing a feature film screenplay, though...
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The Disney Jungle Cruise Spiel

We have made this list in an effort to preserve the many hundreds of witty jokes that have been “spieled” on Disney’s Jungle Cruise for the last 45 years since Disneyland opened. Many of the very best lines are lost over time as even the official Disney scripts change every few years. We hope that this will be a permanent repository for some of the best (and worst) humor ever delivered in the “Tropical rivers of the world.” This is not an official script. While in line: Those of you adventurers entering the world-famous Jungle Cruise, please notice there...
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Hall of Presidents:

Script from the original show, which ran from 1971 to 1993. Group: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Narrator: These immortal words when first they were written, proclaimed to the world an idea new among men. They expressed a shining wish for a better way of life. This was the American dream. But...
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ride Script

(As our submarine Nautilus slowly pulls out of the dock of the home port of Vulcania, we hear the stern authoritative voice of Captain Nemo.  An organ musical track is constantly playing in the background, playing a variation of the theme from the movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.) Captain Nemo:  Stand by to dive! Mr. Baxter:  Diving stations.  (Bosun’s whistle sounds) Captain Nemo:  Dive!  Dive!  (Diving claxon sounds) Mr. Baxter:  Trim bow on diving planes.  Three degrees down.  (A stream of bubbles indicates diving has commenced) Captain Nemo:  Take her to ten fathoms. Mr. Baxter:  Aye, aye, sir....
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